Meridian real estate agent Thomas Hopson qualified Thursday to run for the Meridian City Council Ward 4 seat.
Hopson stressed the need for cooperation among government leaders and the public to get the city moving ahead.
"I believe our city right now is in a stagnated position. I feel like we need to get together, work as a city working together. We have a lot of separate entities. I believe our city needs to work together. I'm willing to work together with people," said Hopson.
Ward 4 is currently represented by Jesse Palmer.